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Rory MacDonald inks solo sponsorship deal with Reebok prior to UFC 189 title fight

The UFC welterweight No. 1 contender scores big and will make bank ahead of his rematch against champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 189 this Sat. night (July 11, 2015) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight No. 1 contender Rory MacDonald is now a Reebok-sponsored athlete.

The 25-year-old joins the collective of UFC main attractions like Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, Anthony Pettis and Johny Hendricks to claim solo sponsorship deals with the sport and fitness apparel company. The announcement comes on the eve of the UFC Fight Kit unveiling in late June.

"The Canadian Psycho" and his entire Tristar Gym team will be outfitted with the kit for UFC 189, which he stands to have a great level of influence on.

"They have good designers, good taste and they’ll be able to listen to me and take my likes into consideration," MacDonald told MMAjunkie. "Reebok is an amazing company. It’s great for my brand, great for Reebok. It’s going to be a great relationship for years to come."

Here's hoping they don't spell his name wrong!

MacDonald becomes the second Canadian to receive an endorsement by Reebok, the first being teammate Olivier Aubin-Mercier.

When he makes the walk to the Octagon inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, for this Saturday night's (July 11, 2015) rematch against 170-pound champion Robbie Lawler, the technical striker stands to make bank because of his title contender status. According to the current payout structure (pic here), MacDonald will rake in $30,000.

If he is able to avenge a previous career loss to "Ruthless," he would make $40,000 going into a future first title defense, expected to come against Johny Hendricks.

Definitely not a bad chunk of change.

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